James Walters is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of Birmingham and author of Alternative Worlds in Hollywood Cinema and co-editor of Film Moments: Criticism, History, Theory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
...Fantasies of Time and Space
There has been a marked recent resurgence in fantasy film, ranging from large-scale (and large-budget) Hollywood franchises such as the Harry Potter (2001–), Chronicles of Narnia (2005–) and His Dark Materials...
...Cristina’s Room ‒ Day
Male and female clothing is strewn around an upper-middle-class room, decorated in good taste. A leather jacket hangs draped over a chair and a lead-blue dress lies on the floor.
The Hollywood Renaissance: Revisiting American Cinema’s Most Celebrated Era
Bloomsbury Academic, 2018
...As a number of writers have outlined, the late 1960s and early 1970s were a period that saw the rise of the director as a recognized auteur within industry and critical discourse, and the creation of a Hollywood cinema seeking not only...
...High Royds Hospital, Day
A Yorkshire dry-stone wall. The clock tower of High Royds Hospital, Menston, near Ilkley, is first glimpsed through a crack in the dry-stone wall, then seen in the distance as the central feature of a large...
Rikke Schubart is Associate Professor in Media Studies at the Institute for the Study of Culture, University of Southern Denmark in Odense, Denmark. Her research focuses on gender, genre, and emotions in cinema and media. Schubart’s publications include Bloomsbury’s recent Women of Ice and Fire: Gender, Game of Thrones and Multiple Media Engagements (2016, co-edited with Anne Gjelsvik), Eastwood’s Iwo Jima: A Critical Engagement with Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima (2013, co-edited with Anne Gjelsvik), and Super Bitches and Action Babes: The Female Hero in Popular Cinema, 1970–2006 (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Mastering Fear: Women, Emotions, and Contemporary Horror
Bloomsbury Academic, 2018
...Anthony Giddens, Modernity and Self-Identity (Redwood City: Stanford University Press, 1991), 75.We are, not what we are, but what we make of ourselves.When Rick kicked Carol out of his group in AMC’s zombie television series The Walking...
...Smart Bar in Beverly Hills – Night
It is the kind of bar where the well-to-do folks of LA go to pick up – or be picked up. Lesser-known actors, agents and executives of all ages. Into this bar comes Ben.
Ben is in his thirties. He...
...Music Store – Night
We see a couple of grand pianos in half light. The shadow of a man comes into shot and he turns off lights. The camera starts to move and we see more of the music store. The man comes into shot and turns out...
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